Chinese Academics Visit University Seeking Cooperation

Birzeit University President Abdullatif Abuhijleh met on November 17, 2016 with a Chinese academic delegation from the University of Shanghai Jiao Tong, headed by the Dean of School of International and Public Affairs Yang Zhang.

The delegation was introduced to education in Palestine and explored prospects of cooperation. Abdellatif underscored the university's commitment to participate extensively in international exchange and partnership programs in order to offer its students and staff an open, global perspective.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Henry Giacaman, and director of the Office of External Relation Amir Khalil attended the meeting.

The delegation discussed further prospects of cooperation while meeting with the Dean of the Faculty of Public Administration Yasser Amouri.

Amouri indicated the importance of widening the channels of international exchange and expanding the domain of students' mobility, especially with China, a key actor in the international system.

The possibilities for undergraduates and graduate students to learn in China, and faculty mobility and research cooperation were also discussed in the meeting, focusing on the specialties of law and public administration.

The meeting was also attended by assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Public Administration Jihad Alissa, head of the Public Administration Department Mayyada Badawi, head of the Law Department Mustafa Abdel Baqi, and political science professor Ahmad Azzem.